Wednesday, June 29, 2011

On The Craft Front


Lately I've tried to shift my focus to practical crafting. It's been hard to stick with, but there's a pretty long list that I've put off in lieu of more fun stuff. The soakers were the start of that list. I swear, though, that there is no end to the number of soakers one needs....especially if you take into account that they require a couple of days of drying time when you wash them....and, ahem, a certain very kind husband of mine might have an uncanny knack for shrinking them. Sigh. I've knitted soakers for Sophia until I'm about tired of them. But, I keep trudging along. I should probably try some new patterns out before I get bored to tears. At least the finished products look cute on her bum.

Knitting yet another soaker for Fi.

Then there are the curtains for the kitchen, living, and dining rooms. We've been making do with broken blinds and shades since we moved in. Something needed to be done about that, so curtain making is currently on the front burner. Does anyone else find curtains to be simply maddening? They aren't exactly complicated, but I still thoroughly dislike them. Thankfully, my mom is tackling that project with me. However, it's possible that she hates curtain making more than I do. It's also possible that we end up chatting about our mutual dislike a little more than we end up sewing.


Now, just because I'm sewing practical doesn't mean I have to dream practical, so here are a few sewing pretties that have been in my thoughts lately:


                                                   Source: flickr.com via Madeline on Pinterest


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                                              Source: blogcatalog.com via Madeline on Pinterest


Got any good crafts up your sleeves or any inspiration I should know about? :-)

9 comments:

  1. I'm finally working on a knitted baby blanket that isn't driving me crazy! Of course, Anna Cate keeps asking me when I'm going to make her one. I think I'll still have to take a break from blankets before I can tackle hers...

    I have found a pattern for leggwarmers that I want to make for Anna Cate. We'll see when they actually hit 'the list'.

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  2. That dress! Oh that dress...and the teacup village....

    Now that all my sissy's wedding crafting is over - it's knitting dishclothes, sewing new curtains for the dining room, and making keychains as a girlfriend getaway gift (we each have to make something crafty for each other).

    Good luck with your curtains! I feel your pain!

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  3. My mom makes all my curtains for me :)

    I love that little dress...that would look adorable on Sophia!

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  4. Oh those pincushions!

    I'm impressed you are so handy with the needles. I used to crochet as a kid but have forgotten everything.

    I've made all the window treatments in our house. They are tedious, yes, but when you get them just right, they look great! A custom job for way less money, and you feel proud of your accomplishment.

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  5. Can you send some of those crafty genes this way? : )

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  6. Oh don't remind me I have an endless list of things I'm putting off, grumbling over, well done you for tackling some of yours.

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  7. Poor Nanno. Poor you. I refuse curtains for the very same reason. And in my opinion the latter three pics are entirely practical...cos they MAKE you WANT to sew!

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  8. Poor Nanno. Poor you. I refuse curtains for the very same reason. And in my opinion the latter three pics are entirely practical...cos they MAKE you WANT to sew!

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